Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day – I hope you’re having a great week with some lovely weather where you are! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for a new challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project with you for MIUCB #53 – Anything Goes + Monochrome! Our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you! This month the twist is monochrome – but the twist is never required to play! I created a pretty ‘thinking of you’ slimline card in brown and tan using Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set and Hearts 2 stamp set and coordinating Heart Key Crown die set, along with an all-time favorite hello script die from Mama Elephant.

I jumped on the slimline wagon last Summer but I’ll admit that I am a bit of a rebel when it comes to size, lol! I always create a 9″ x 3-3/4″ card base because I think it fits better in a #10 business envelope. I created a side-folding portrait card base from CutCardStock Twine cardstock along with several additional layering panels from Darice textured brown cardstock and CutCardStock Twine cardstock. Using the Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set, I stamped the hearts in brown ink on the twine cardstock and used the coordinating Heart Key Crown die set to cut them.

I arranged the three stamped and die cut hearts on the front and added the die cut sentiment to the front of the middle heart at an angle. I colored several white flat-back pearls with an alcohol marker (did you know you could do that?!) to match the monochrome scheme.

I cut the inside panel from CutCardStock Twine cardstock and kept it fairly simple by just stamping a heart and the sentiment from the Hearts 2 stamp set on the panel in brown ink and layering the panel on brown cardstock, leaving a wide border.

And one more look… I really like how this slimline turned out! Always loving a monochrome color scheme, too!

Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Twine cardstock, Darice brown textured cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown stamp set and Hearts 2 stamp set
Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle ink; Nuvo alcohol marker- 466 (Honey Amber Collection) used to color the pearls
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Heart Key Crown die set, Mama Elephant hello script die
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice small white flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you! We’d love to see either ‘anything goes’ or a monochrome project… you choose! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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